Feb 15, 2011 4:00am EST
. >> u.s. president barack obama warns it's time for america to live within its means as he lays out proposals to reduce his country's $14 trillion federal debt. >>> and we examine the rising price we're all paying for basics like wheat. and the impact that's having on food aid to afghanistan. >>> let's start by checking in on stock markets here in europe, open now for 62 minutes and here is whether they stand, if we can have a look at the numbers. just up slightly in the case of the london ftse, unabout a third of a percent for paris and zur, the xetra dax, somewhere between the two. one stock that's moving today is barclays, barclays banks based here in the uk, the bank's earnings are up almost one-third from last year, $9.8 billion. barclays shares last time i looked were up by just over 1.6%. now, growth figures out today from france and germany have both proved disappointing. those are likely to weigh on market sentiment. perhaps more on that in a moment. the french economy grew one third of a percentage point in the last quarter of 2010 and germany expanded just 0.4%. economist
Feb 11, 2011 4:00am EST
the arabic word for "peaceful." president obama released a statement late on thursday asking the egyptian government to make it clear it's quote serious about a genuine transition to democracy, end quote. military forces remain on cairo's street throughout cairo's streets throughout the night. the opposition figure mohammed el bare die called on the military to save the country now. all of that on his twitter page. >> the man is gambling with the future of his country just for the sake of his staying in power. it's a most humiliating situation to be a president with no power but yet he still wants to continue as president. it is a stunning situation. >> now, we are going to get an update of cairo in a moment. first, though, we want to give you an idea where these protests have been taking place and where they're likely to continue through this friday. tahrir square has been at the center of mass demonstrations now for more than two weeks. thousands of protesters gather there to listen to president mubarak's speech late on thursday when he still refused to step down many marched towards th
Feb 2, 2011 4:00am EST
but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >> president obama there, of course. well, it's 11:00 a.m. in cairo right now and people are once again gathered in tahrir square. are there as many people as we saw on tuesday, fred, where, you know, people were talking about this million man march? >> reporter: oh, by far, manisha. it's far less than it was yesterday, which is not really surprising because the million person march was one that was scheduled for yesterday and now sort of the day after, though the risks are quite remarkable, i would say well over 3,000 of them on the square. they camped out overnight. one family had a 2-year-old and said they had been camping there for about a week. what's going on down there on the square is they're chanting ant anti-mubakar slogans. they want to see him go right now. the other interesting thing that's actually happening here that morning is we're seeing more and more pro-mubarak demonstrations. there are several dozen quite vocal people. one of the demonstrations, just to give you a little bit of flavor, what happened is we
Feb 14, 2011 4:00am EST
konyn here in hong kong. charles. >>> in the united states president barack obama unveils his 2012 budget plan this week. the white house says it will cut the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years. the big question is whether it'll cut into three huge entitled programs, medicare, medica medicaid, and social security. many in congress are calling for much deeper cuts than the administration is planned. looked at trading, u.s. markets still appear for a moderately higher open when stock trading begins and here is the way that u.s. futures stand in the premarket action. up by about a fifth o of the percent for the dow last time i looked, and the nasdaq just up fra fractionally and the same for s&p 500, andrew. >> charles, egypt is now in its third day without president mubarak in charge. coming up the abcs of the company of transition as change comes to the armies, the banks, even the constitution itself. stay with us. can a trading site help make you a sharper trader? mine can. td ameritrade can. they've got trading specialists i can call for help. and paper trading. free practice
Feb 7, 2011 4:00am EST
carefully to what president barack obama has to say to the u.s. chamber of commerce on monday. today, in other words. the federal reserve will also release its december report on consumer credit. so here's where u.s. futures as i said stand in pre-market action. actually i've been caught by surprise because they have gone up. they were pretty much flat lining a half hour ago or so and here they are up about a third of a percent. that helps to explain why we're seeing that strength returning to wall street. but i wonder if the strength returned to andrew. how is he? somebody tell me. is he all right? >> obviously -- >> he is there. speak for yourself, andrew? >> i can. it was all that fresh air in japan from my week's holiday last week and came back to hong kong and my lungs can't take it. takes a couple days to readjust, i think. >> always a sob story. >> got an excuse for everything. let's look at another interesting story on wall street. certainly something that investors are going to be taking into account today. heightened fear of cyber crime. now on saturday "the wall street jou
Feb 18, 2011 4:00am EST
today" live on cnn. >>> our next segment begins with u.s. president obama's exec meeting in california. apple's exec steve jobs attended the meeting. he's currently on medical leave from his company. facebook founder mark zuckerberg and schmidt was there as well. >>> let's stretch your imagination now. you're away from home, maybe even hundreds of kilometers away. you press a button and something gets done in your house like turning off the gas. is this satellite fix? not if you ask motorola's bill manning. he talked to our jim boulden. >> we allow you to build user interfaces that your basic consumers can go and use and use on things like mobile phones or tablets or from their desktop at home. so i could be out with my tablet, i could be in a coffee shop and i could check in and say oh, okay, the kids are there, not there, someone has rung a doorbell. >> right. exactly. a prime example of this would be say you have to let somebody into your home to do some work, you can set up a trigger event so when a person comes to your home, it's triggered by the motion, that could cue to a camera
Feb 23, 2011 4:00am EST
. >> including first lady. >> number one, i think we should send a package of these to michelle obama with a note, which would show off the healthy eating. >> i like the packaging. >> the parents may want to buy it, but the children still have to eat it. >> butter nut squash and green beans. >> a fresh product with a healthy conscience. he knows it has the potential to grow. as a chief executive that is correct's the bottom line. >> the more important thing we look at brands like this that are very powerful alternatives as not only ways to generate business, but also to cement the loyalty of our customers. >> while richard braddock is attracting new customers, michael wu is looking for ways to keep his coming back. >> we receiver over half a million customers every day, and we see these mainly as a transaction, a number, but we'd like to do much more than that. we'd like to put a face to these numbers. >> today he believes he's found the way to do just that. >> [ speaking e way to do just that >> [ speaking >>> loyalty card schemes aren't new. they're a benefit for customers and businesses alike.
Feb 24, 2011 4:00am EST
, here's zain verjee. >>> thanks, guys. u.s. president barack obama breaks his silence calling libya's government, or ordering a crackdown outrageous and unacceptable. opposition protesters meanwhile, are consolidating their control of east of the country. >>> time may be running out for the hundreds still missing following the devastating earthquake in new zealand. we'll bring you the latest for the edge on the survivors in christchurch. >>> and get ready for takeoff. space shuttle "discovery" is preparing for its final flight. that's moments away on "world one" live on cnn.